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Nose: Very dry sherry notes, spicy and wood.
Palate: Fairly dry sherry with pipe tobacco.
Finish: Dry sherry, motor oil, chewy-cigar butt type mouthfeel.
Like all Karuizawas, it has a lot going on, but it's less balanced than some and it's desert dry.
I vacilated between B and B+; at first I thought it was more interesting than good, but it was interesting enough to make me keep wanting more, and the more I drank, the more I liked it, so B+ it is.